Mental health

In the UK, one in four of us will experience a mental health problem over the course of a year. Yet, because of the stigma surrounding it, many people don’t seek help.

But attitudes are changing. We’ve been working hard to raise awareness about mental health, how common it is and where people can get help. With your help, we can continue this work.


  • Netty, a woman helped by Comic Relief


    My first realisation things weren’t going well for me was having panic attacks.

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  • Malaika, a woman helped by Comic Relief cash


    I was dealing with stress at home and at school… it built up until it exploded.

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  • Johnny, a man helped by Comic Relief cash


    It was the feeling of not knowing what to do and just being stuck.

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Worried about your mental health?

If you’re worried about your, or someone else’s, mental health, there is help available. Call the Mind Infoline on 0300 123 3393 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm) for advice and support on a wide range of mental health problems. If you’re experiencing suicidal thoughts, call Samaritans, free at any time, on 116 123. Both services are entirely confidential.

Johnny chatting to his mental health social worker

How you can help

In the UK, £25 could pay for someone, who’s battling with mental health issues, to attend counselling and learn coping strategies that will help them recover.

If you’d like to help us carry on supporting issues such as mental health, make a donation to make a difference.